Born in rural Alabama on January 15, 1916, Rufus William ‘Whitey’ Franklin is one of America’s forgotten desperadoes. As incorrigible a criminal as they come, he started small, grew big, … Read More
“Goodbye, Marshall.” – Gerhard Puff to a witness at his electrocution.
Thief, bank robber, murderer, Joe Strummer lookalike, the last Federal prisoner executed in New York. Puff may have looked … Read More
Wilbur Underhill is one of the forgotten outlaws of the ‘Crime Wave’ that terrified America during the 1920’s into the early 1930’s. Multiple murders, a string of armed robberies and … Read More
In spite of the image created by Hollywood, most art theft isn’t perpetrated by a suave and sophisticated criminal whose taste runs to the great masters. To the contrary, those … Read More
He was no relation to famed Satanist Aleister Crowley, but young Francis had more than a touch of the Devil in him just the same. Born in New York City … Read More
It’s shocking enough that over 3 million violent crimes go unreported every year, but the real shock comes in the fact that there are a lot of crimes that people … Read More
Scott Catt was a typical US dad. He encouraged his two teenage children, Hayden and Abby to follow their dreams and the value of hard work. He often took his … Read More
Look at the photo. Ask yourself what you think. Dashing? Handsome? A gentleman? Wealthy and successful? Eddie Chapman was all these things. He was also an army … Read More
March 18th, 2003. Just hours before former President George W. Bush dropped the first bombs over Baghdad; shamed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein called a meeting among some of his closest … Read More
The Wild West. Breeding ground for some of America’s most famous lawmen and infamous criminals. Marshals, Sheriffs, shootists, gamblers, gunslingers, killers and thieves blazed their bloody trails all over the … Read More
Sword and Scale Episode 92
Sword and Scale Episode 91
A Father’s Death, A Daughter’s Secret
Sword and Scale Episode 89
Sword and Scale Episode 1
Could Baltimore’s Most Hated Mother Walk Free?
June 22, 2017
Girl Scouts to Become Crime Fighters of the 21st Century
The Wilson Family Murders
June 21, 2017
‘Houdini’ of Death Row Executed After 34 Years
Chinese Scholar Kidnapped
June 20, 2017
Sword and Scale, which debuted in 2013, covers the underworld of criminal activity and the demented minds that perform the most despicable and unthinkable actions.
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